8 anime to watch to celebrate Pride Month 2024

Sasaki and Miyano - Photo Credits: Crunchyroll
Sasaki and Miyano - Photo Credits: Crunchyroll /

Happy Pride Month! Whether you're part of the LGBTQIA+ community, an ally, or figuring it out, the world is a better place because you're here and it's time we celebrate that which makes you different and adds a little flavor to the unique person that you are.

One way to best celebrate Pride Month is by watching the many anime shows that are amazing representations of what it's like to be a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. These shows not only inspire viewers to be who they are but can also act as a guide to learning more about sexuality and gender identity. What's more, titles with representation have and will continue to pave the way for the next generation of people who belong to this wonderful community.

Perhaps you want to watch anime that speaks to you. Or maybe you're curious to see what's out there to learn how to be an ally. Either way, there's definitely an anime for you!

Pride Month is now in full effect, which means we want to give you a handful of anime that you can binge-watch throughout the month. And what better anime to start with than with Bloom Into You?

Bloom Into You

Where to stream: Amazon Prime Video

Bloom Into You highlights a girl who realizes that she doesn't feel the same romantic feelings that she feels for girls towards boys. Her realization inspires her to explore her feelings for her fellow classmate, and thus, springs forth a powerful representation of a women-loving-women relationship where each partner makes an effort to learn more about not only themselves but the other person they were destined to love.

Blue Period

Where to stream: Netflix

The main story of Blue Period features a young boy who aims to become a better artist. However, this show features many of this protagonist's friends and muses, including one of his childhood friends who identifies as transgender.

Blue Period begs the audience to acknowledge the highs and lows that come with being trans and how someone can be an ally to those who are.


Where to stream: Crunchyroll

Given explores the many types of gay relationships, ranging from adorable high school lovers who realize their feelings for one another to more mature relationships that are, sadly, doomed from the very beginning. This range speaks to the fact that all relationships are complicated, no matter your sexuality.

Also, this anime highlights what red and green flags to look for prior to being with someone of the same gender, which is an underrated conversation that isn't seen enough in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Kase-san and Morning Glories

Where to stream: Amazon Prime Video

Opposites tend to attract, so it's only natural that the shy, adorable girl pairs up with the outgoing, fun girl to become a pair that complements each other exceptionally well. This is the main premise of Kase-san and Morning Glories, but at the very heart of this anime is a love story where both characters are so in love that it's nearly impossible for them to keep one another out of their minds.

With this anime, you will come to understand why representation of safe and warm LGBTQIA+ relationships is absolutely needed.

Sasaki and Miyano

Where to stream: Crunchyroll

Not only does Sasaki and MIyano feature two boys falling in love, but it also depicts what it's like to be supported as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. This is an important detail because, unfortunately, we are too used to seeing people shunned or treated unfairly when they come out to their loved ones. So much so that it's almost conditioned in our heads to expect unacceptance. Yet this anime is a refreshing reminder that there will be those who understand and love you all the more.

Tadaima, Okaeri

Where to stream: Crunchyroll

It goes without saying that LGBTQIA+ relationships don't only last in high school; they exist way past your teen years and, usually, go into adulthood where both partners make bigger decisions and life is more than whether your crush will greet you in your school hallways or not.

Tadaima, Okaeri drives this important notion home by showcasing what a healthy gay relationship looks like as adults who are building a family. There's no toxicity, no bickering over petty stuff; just a nourishing relationship where both can love as loud as they want.

Wonder Egg Priority

Where to stream: Crunchyroll

While we believe most representations of LGBTQIA+ relationships should include healthy relationships with others and yourself, we know that's not always the case. Sometimes, being loud and proud comes with risks, and sometimes people even take advantage of the pride you feel.

This can be seen in Wonder Egg Priority, as one of the characters struggles with gender identity because he had a traumatizing upbringing that led to them feeling differently about the gender he was assigned at birth. Although his journey is far from perfect and may even be hard to swallow for others, it's important that we see all LGBTQIA+ stories, especially the ones that aim to create bigger conversations.

Yuri!!! on Ice

Where to stream: Crunchyroll

We cannot be any more grateful for Yuri!!! on Ice because this anime is nothing short of an entertaining piece of work that aims to not only make you laugh and inspire you to dream big but also prove that you can do all those things and more while still learning more about what and who you like.

Oftentimes, we see people give up their relationships for their dreams or vice versa. But in Yuri!! on Ice, the pair shows you that, once you obtain it, you can hold on to your goals and balance falling in love. Oh, and of course, have fun the whole way!

We hope that with these anime titles, you celebrate Pride Month feeling seen and appreciated for who you are.

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